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July 3

Something between a wrap and a carrier for a baby

Baby 2 is on the way and I would like your recommendations for a baby sling that's between a long piece of fabric and a padded out and bulky carrier. [more inside]
posted by like_neon at 7:36 AM - 19 answers

July 1

Help me find a duvet cover

I bought this duvet cover from West Elm about 5 years ago. As you can see, I got bleach on it today. :( Can you help me locate something similar? West Elm doesn’t appear to carry it anymore. Suggestions for other duvet covers are welcomed too. I like the yellow!
posted by Automocar at 5:45 PM - 16 answers

Treats to distract from the mortal coil, pregnant wife edition

Mrs. REH is pregnant and for her this means agony. [more inside]
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens at 6:57 AM - 11 answers

June 28

toaster recs

I need a new toaster and my most important consideration is that it be easy to clean. [more inside]
posted by gerstle at 7:56 AM - 5 answers

June 24

I am so done with this chest freezer.

Having previously asked about how to reform my chest freezer so I didn't hate it to death and implemented some of your suggestions, I have decided I can't take it anymore and I have to buy an upright. Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, and all the local appliance stores are out of stock. Sears won't have what I want until September. It seems unlikely that anyone is going to ship me a freezer that I order online. Am I just shit out of luck?
posted by HotToddy at 8:22 PM - 13 answers

What's the best mask?

What's your favourite mask and why? [more inside]
posted by zamboni at 1:49 PM - 17 answers

June 22

Made.com in US?

Is there any way to get a product from Made.com (a rug) in the United States? They do not ship there.
posted by lewedswiver at 11:47 AM - 2 answers

June 19

Is there a service that will buy and ship bakery items for me?

I've been missing Miami's Cuban bakeries. My plans to visit have been put on hold indefinitely, so I'm looking for options to have a few items (cuban crackers, cuban bread and pastries) shipped overnight to my house a few states to the north. Does a service that does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Alison at 11:59 AM - 7 answers

June 18

Sensory compression clothes for kids

Can you recommend a source for durable compression clothes (shirts, tights) for kids with sensory issues? [more inside]
posted by medusa at 8:02 PM - 6 answers

June 17

Which Opinel pocket knife to buy as a gift?

I'd like to give an adult relative an Opinel pocket knife as a gift, but there are a lot of options! I'm looking for advice on size and blade material. [more inside]
posted by neushoorn at 11:08 AM - 22 answers

June 16

Need websites selling various quantities of screws/bolts/nuts/washers

Looking for websites offering wide selections of screws/nuts/bolts/washers, where I can choose various smaller quantities, like 25/50/100 of each item. I have checked out the main ones (mcmaster/fastenal/grainger), but those ones are expensive. I'm hoping to find out about others where I can choose these quantities and are much less expensive. Thanks.
posted by atm at 1:22 PM - 11 answers

Alternative transportation toys

I'd like to find some toys that aren't cars and trucks. Are there toddler toys that are bikes, skateboards, etc.? I'm looking for toys to play with, not to ride on or in. [more inside]
posted by stillmoving at 12:58 PM - 10 answers

Ethical dilemma - eBay item supplied as "gift" via Amazon. Now what?

Seems that this eBay seller doesn't actually keep any stock. Instead when you purchase on eBay, they use their personal Prime account to buy a cheaper item through Amazon and send it free. Against eBay's TOS. I use eBay to avoid Amazon, so was annoyed to receiving this "gift" (no return details or invoice) this morning. Left neutral feedback. Now they're trying to bribe me to remove it. What to do? [more inside]
posted by doornoise at 12:07 PM - 19 answers

Recommendations for customized posters?

I want to buy a poster--a physical, hang-on-the-wall poster, with a specific phrase on it. I have no artistic ability, so what I'm really hoping for is some sort of service where there are designs with 'YOUR PHRASE HERE' options,. Somehow, I can't find anything like this. It must exist, right? Can you point me to it?
posted by meese at 10:21 AM - 6 answers

June 13

Where are you buying your fabric online in these unprecedented times?

Difficulty: Canada. I've been taking this opportunity to improve my sewing skills by making masks (just for myself so far as they are very bad) with old pillow cases and random pieces of fabric I have around. Recently I found a place with elastic in stock and ordered a bunch! But now I need to buy more fabric and I'm having trouble. [more inside]
posted by 100kb at 8:43 AM - 12 answers

June 12

Medical grade CBD oil in Ontario?

Guidance for quality CBD oil recommends finding organic products free of heavy metals and pesticides, with accurate labelling, that have been tested by a 3rd party lab. I’m having a hard time finding this. Any recs for specific products obtainable in Ontario, or for sites I can use to find them? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock at 2:48 PM - 2 answers

June 11

Zenni amber lenses: threat or menace?

Are Zenni sunglasses amber lenses the nice kind or the vaguely gross kind? [more inside]
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 6:57 AM - 8 answers

June 10

Is there a resonable play-only wireless speaker?

I would like a speaker that can connect to WiFi and play music streamed from my computer. Searches for this mainly bring up smart speakers, but I don't want to be recorded, just play music. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by medusa at 5:51 PM - 17 answers

What are your favorite recommendation sites?

For example, NYMag's Strategist or Wirecutter. I enjoy a good recommendation and am looking for more. [more inside]
posted by hepta at 11:21 AM - 17 answers

June 9

Durable non-plastic dishes?

What dishes can I get that are not made of plastic, microwave safe, and less likely to break when dropped by children and me? [more inside]
posted by medusa at 6:36 PM - 28 answers

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